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Venice Film Festival 2021: List of Winners

Laying it down in front of you, The Venice Film Festival Winners 2021 is now announced, and Audrey Diwan took Golden Lion Award home for ”Happening”. Want to find out the full list? Go on.

The fine evening of September 11, 2021, saw the close to the 78th Venice Film Festival Awards. The Jury was aligned by Venezia 78, who was joined by Bong Joon Ho, to present the awards.

The Venice Film Festival went on for two whole weeks and therefore, finally, the awards were given out.

The ”Golden Lion Award” went to Audrey Diwan for ”Happening”, a movie based on an abortion drama. It was a unanimous decision.

Diwan, while accepting the awards said, “I did this movie with anger, with desire, with my belly, my guts, my heart and my head,”

The Silver Lion went to Paolo Sorrentino, the Italian Director for The Hand of God.

Keep reading to see the full list of winners.

Venice Film Festival Winners List 2021

Netflix also played a major role and bagged four awards. As said earlier, one was a Silver Lion for Paolo’s ”The Hand of God”; Best Screenplay for ”The Lost Daughter” to Maggie Gyllenhaal; Best Director to Jane Champion for “The Power of the Dog”; Finally, Best Young Actor to Filippo Scotti for ‘The Hand of God.

“I was married in Italy, in Puglia. I found out I was pregnant with my second daughter in Italy. Really, my life as a director and writer and my film was born here, in this theater,” Gyllenhall said while receiving the award for Best Screenplay.

Golden Lion Award

Audrey Diwan for L’Evénement

Silver Lion, Best Director

Jane Campion for The Power Of The Dog

Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize

Paolo Sorrentino for The Hand Of God

Special Jury Prize

Kiro Russo for El Gran Movimiento

Best Screenplay

Ivan Ostrochovský, Peter Kerekes for 107 Mothers

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress

Filippo Scotti for The Hand Of God

Volpi Cup Best Actress

Penelope Cruz for Parallel Mothers

Best Director

Eric Gravel for A Plein Temps

Special Jury Prize

Michelangelo Frammartino for Il Buco

Best Screenplay

Maggie Gyllenhaal for The Lost Daughter

Lion of the Future – Luigi De Laurentiis Award For A Debut Film

Best Actress

Laure Calamy for A Plein Temps

Best Film

Laurynas Bareisa for Pilgrims

Volpi Cup Best Actor

John Arcilla for On The Job: The Missing 8

Best Actor

Piseth Chhun for White Building

Best Short Film

Cristóbal León, Joaquín Cociña for Los Huesos

Lion of the Future – Luigi De Laurentiis Award For A Debut Film

Monica Stan, George Chiper Lillemark for Imaculat

Audience Award Armani Beauty

Teemu Nikki for The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic

Best VR Story

David Adler for End Of Night

Grand Jury Prize for Best VR

Barry Gene Murphy, May Abdalla for Goliath: Playing With Reality

Best VR Experience

Blanca Li for Le Bal De Paris De Blanca Li

That wraps up the list of winners for the 78th Venice Film Festival until we see you next time.

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